The owners of drive-ins expect an influx of monster for their reopening, putting to great lengths to be ready to welcome moviegoers as early as Friday.
The Ciné-Parc Orford in the eastern Townships, has already confirmed that the evening of reopening will indeed take place on Friday, may 29, rain or shine.
The Ciné-Parc Belle Snow in the Laurentians, also informed the Newspaper on Monday that it will open its doors as early as Friday and he will present four films : Star Wars : the ascent of Skywalker and Under pressure on their first screen, and In front and the call of the forest on his second.
The Cine-Parc Saint-Eustache, chair of the Group Mathers Bridget Mathers, has said it is working hard to be able to welcome its first spectators of the year as of 29 may : “We want to open Friday, but we must find staff and films to present ! “, she says.
The owners of the Cine-Parc Saint-Hilaire have preferred to wait one more week to be sure to be ready for their opening (5 June). Finally, the fifth drive-ins in the province, the Paradiso Chandler, in the Gaspé peninsula, said on his page Facebook that he will resume operations in June.
They decide to open this Friday or the next, the owners of drive-ins expect the first few nights of open air cinema this year, are very popular.
“I’ve never felt as much excitement on the social networks that, since the government announced the reopening of the drive-ins, admits Kevin Patenaude, co-owner of the Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire. I have the impression that when we will open on 5 June, it’s going to be something. “
Because cars will have to keep a distance of two meters between them, the drive-ins will be unable to operate at full capacity. “I think we’re going to be able to accept 600 cars instead of 900 “, ahead of Mr. Patenaude.
The owners joined Monday were all overwhelmed by the preparations for the re-opening of their drive-ins. Hiring of employees, marking the ground for distancing physical installation of stations for the washing of hands, and even the purchase of popcorn : “You put the overdrive to be ready for Friday,” concluded the co-owner of the Ciné-Parc Orford, Francis Pradella.
The rules for drive-ins
- Keep a distance of two metres between each car
- Limit the number of customers in restaurants and toilets
- The toilet must be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
- For the restoration, only the controls for take-out are permitted
- The spectators can get out of their cars but they must respect a distance of two meters with the other cars and spectators.